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Driving at sunset - Road trip songs
Road trip songs

You don't have to be on the road to enjoy these road trip songs - a mix of well-known classics and new additions. Which one's your favourite?

1. Baby I’m Ready to Go by Republica

This upbeat nineties hit will get everyone in their seats when you’re ready to set off. 

2. Fly Away by Lenny Kravitz

“Let's fade into the sun, Let your spirit fly, Where we are one, Just for a little fun”

3. On the Road Again by Canned Heat

Just a great late sixties road trip song to get you started. 

4. Hit the Road Jack by Ray Charles (original by Percy Mayfield)

An old classic from 1960 that everyone will love.

5. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles

“The Magical Mystery Tour, Is waiting to take you away, Waiting to take you away”

6. Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd

7. Professional Widow (It’s Got to be Big) by Tori Amos (Remix)

For when you want to speed up on a quiet motorway the beat to this track is almost unbeatable. And it’s not about toast.

8. Driving Too Fast by the Rolling Stones

9. My Silver Lining by First Aid Kit

“Gotta keep on going, looking straight out on the road, Can't worry 'bout what's behind you or what's coming for you further up the road”

10. Let’s Spend the Night Together by David Bowie (original by the Rolling Stones)

11. Life in the Fast Lane by Eagles

12. Key to the Highway by Derek and the Dominoes

13. Smiling Makes the Day Go Quicker by Tankus the Henge 

A positive and uplifting singalong from 2013. “Road leading nowhere before, Now she's got the whole world outside her door”

14. On the Road Again by Willie Nelson

15. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

No list of driving songs would be complete without this one!

16. Mr. Blue Sky by E.L.O.

“Sun is shinin' in the sky, There ain't a cloud in sight, It's stopped rainin' everybody's in the play, And don't you know, It's a beautiful new day, hey hey”

17. Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

18. Freedom by George Michael

For when that feeling of real freedom hits. 

19. Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin (original by Kris Kristopherson)

20. I Drove All Night by Roy Orbison

Don’t do that though… 

21. Born to be Wild by Steppenwolf (from the Easy Rider soundtrack)

22. Highway to Hell by AC/DC

“No stop signs, speed limit, Nobody's gonna slow me down, Like a wheel, gonna spin it, Nobody's gonna mess me around”

23. Passenger by Iggy Pop

24. Roadhouse Blues by the Doors

"Let it roll, baby, roll’ with this classic sixties song. “Keep your eyes on the road, Your hands upon the wheel."

25. Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac

26. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin

27. Silver Machine by Hawkwind

28. Do Your Thing by Basement Jaxx 

29. I’m Alive by Johnny Thunder 

30. Take me Home, Country Roads by John Denver

Finally, for the journey back, you could all sing along to this well-known favourite.

Car stereo - Driving songs
Driving songs

Some of us live for the freedom of our next road trip, driving along with our favourite songs. I resisted adding Cliff Richard's Summer Holiday. What are your favourite road trip songs?